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in the next few hours. >>> on the hot seat, the latest grilling over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the response from the secretary of defense when he was accused of being unprepared. >> and things get heated during the head of the next head of the cia. the reason protesters disrupted it multiple times. >>> the green light capital filed a lawsuit against apple. green light owned apple stock since 2010 and wants the company to share more capital. they have been trying to get them to create a new class of preferred stock. apple began baying a divend last year. >>> the committee put another top government official on the hot seat over the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> what is clear the united states is unprepared for what occurred in benghazi. >> i believe the department of defense and the armed forces did all we could do in the response to the attacks. >> u.s. defense secretary leon panetta insisted the government employed every asset to respond to the september 11 attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. cocoa krispies and three other -- cocoa krispies and -- chris
currently living in the u.s. illegally. >> but the best place to begin i think is with the children. let's go ahead and get that underour belt, put a win on the board and so we can promise a better life for those kids who are here due to no fault of their own. >> candor's support for children is a change for him. he opposed the dream act back in 2010. >>> today is the 3rd day of festivities in carnival. it's estimated 5 million people take part in the 4 day festival. the festival is a huge boost for is the city. organizers say it will generate $600 million for if community. celebration turns to tragedy in new orleans. the latest on the shooting. >>> several people were killed during one of the world's largest religious gatherings. >> we're changing come mand but today is not about change. >>> and the u.s. a new u.s. commander takes charge in afghanistan, who he is and the biggest challenges he faces. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you
off with golf. the four day conference draws 4,000 people and 400 of them will be staffers of the u.s. postal service. including the postmaster general. documents show the travel, $220,000, and others will cost $2.2 million. the hotels, $300 a night before the government discount. documents show beyond the meetings and golf there will be music, entertainment and a banquet featuring the foods of fisherman's wharf and china town. one group says they shouldn't do this. >> they need to be concerned and maybe be concerned about rationing back some of their activities. >> the post office said the conference in san francisco will make money by creating future business and new sales lead. the postal service said they would have to pay for golfing and will shoulder other costs. >> reporter: organizers said it is designed to educate businesses about the services and products that are offered by the u.s. postal service. they earn $73,000 for every dollar they spent to send employees to a similar conference last year. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> san francisco's bomb squad shut down
been in talks for a year. reports say the ceo of u.s. air will run the new company. >>> a south bay neighborhood is in the middle of a unusual bomb scare. explosive material had to be blown up and why the homeowner is under arrest. >> feels like late summer. golden gate bridge peaking through. highs today mid-60s. we have 70s around the corner. when they occur and where. and almost anywhere. why would you want a tv in the closet? [ both laugh ] ♪ [ fancy voice ] brilliant idea, darling. ♪ [ female announcer ] the wireless receiver. get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >>> following breaks news. a crop duster crashed near winters and interstate 505. it was reported in the past hour. the fire department is one of the agencies responding to the scene. we are working to get more details and we will update you as more information comes in. >>> in santa clara a they continue to search for explosive materials. ktvu's robert handa is live at the house where investigators have been searching and finding dangerous chemicals and
will focus on jobs and the middle class. he's also expected to make a key announcement about u.s. troops in afghanistan. what bay area members of congress are looking for tonight. >> reporter: oakland congressman was the first to arrive to get an aisle seat for the state of the union. i spoke with her and other bay area lawmakers about a what they want to hear from the president tonight. he didn't give me detames about his state of the union address. he will talk about job growth and the economy. >> i want to hear about a national plan to eliminate poverty by beginning to reduce it by half in ten years. >> reporter: local representatives say creating jobs is the biggest concern for california taxpayers. >> it's jobs, it's education. they want to make sure that their kids can afford an education. that there's a job related to that education. >> reporter: president obama will call for more spending on infrastructure and manufacturing. >> they want government investing in the american work sore we can see continued growth. they don't want government to get in the way of growth right now. be
a congressional hearing on the covert u. s. drone program overseas. >> killing of children. >> members of the group code pink demonstrated in washington d. c. and delivered a petition to senator dianne feinstein's office she was not there. they want more accountability and transparency and public hearing before they move forward on john brennan's nomination. >> we think there are actually thousands of civilian cash you will 'tis. she says there's a hand full. >> let's get to the bottom of this. >> senator feinstein has rehe peteedly asked the obama administration for legal memos justifying the targeted drone killings. >>> the obama administration announced a newest to fight the theft of u. s. trade secrets from computer hackers. the american security firm says it has traced many cyber attacks to a military building outside of shanghai. they said they had nothing to do with any such attacks. >> to make speculations and groundless accusations on various purposes is unprofessional and irresponsible and does not help to solve the problem. >> attorney general eric holder said today h
a pair of similar bank robberies today in two cities. first happened at 10:30 a.m. this morning at u.s. bank. the second happened 45 minutes later in santa rosa at a u.s. bank. in both case as man with a goatee handed the teller a note. the suspect matches the description for another robbery two weeks ago at a chase bank. >>> the golden state warriors are revising their proposal for a new arena. in the first one, part of the arena sticks out over the peers which doesn't leave enough room for a cruise ship. now they are including a birth in hopes of gaining backing. >> when the merger between american airlines and u.s. airways is completed it will mean that 4 carriers will control 34ths of the service -- 34ths of the -- 3/4 of the services. ktvu's top v has more. -- tom vacar has more. >> we will be building a future that all of us can, you know, can prosper from. >> it will have something else. >> american will have a monopoly on every route they fly. >> reporter: he says -- >> we are definitely going to be looking at higher fairs. >> i hope they don't go up. >> i think more competitio
introduced a bill for the state to pay $100 for each sea otter lawfully killed under the u.s. marine mammal protection act. stedman says he doesn't want otters eradicated but says something needs to be done to slow down their population growth. >>> yosemite may be forced to delay access roads for up to a month if government does not take effect on the moratorium. >> the tourism industry will be affected but so too will be countless suppliers of materials, food, services, contractors. >> reporter: some experts say if congress and the president fail to reach a deal at least 12 national parks could be closed. >>> an earthquake just a few minutes ago shook the south bay. the preliminary reports say that the quake was centered 5.9 miles southeast of sanguine. so far no reports of any damage or injuries. >>> a winter storm in the great plains is now being blamed for the deaths of two teenagers. a 19-year-old woman was killed in an accident in nebraska and a separate accident killed an 18-year-old. parts of the state have received 14-inches of snow and counting. missouri's kansas city internationa
afghans working with u.s. troops are responsible for harassing, torturing and even killing civilians. now the president is ordering all out of one strategy province. he says all must be out of the province during two weeks. the scene is a gateway for the taliban to target kabul. >>> president raul castro announced he will step down as president in 2018. the announcement came after the 81-year-old accepted a new five- year term as president. castro tapped his top lieutenant as first in line for succession. castro also says he hopes to establish two-term limits and age caps for political officers. his brother, former president fidel castro, received a standing ovation today during the meeting. >>> in vietnam, at least ten people were killed after two explosions flattened a movie special effects warehouse and three nearby homes. a pyrotechnician was preparing fire and smoke effects for a local movie when the blast happened. rescue crews say they don't know if there are other victims under the rubble. >>> and in taiwan, a celebration of lanterns to mark the new year holiday. some were traditi
, the u.s. postal service will spend $2 million for a conference next month in san francisco. >> the u.s. postal service is sending 400 executives to san francisco. a golf outing, dance party and a taste of san francisco dinner ehaven't. it will cost 2.2 million -- event. it will cost $2.2 million. they sited that trip in our story, questions why they are spending so much on travel and conferences, even though the government ordered reductions in travel. >> i am concerned the culture isn't catching on. there are recent reports the u.s. postal service spent a ton of money, $15 billion loss, cutting saturday delivery but they got a conference that they set up in san francisco, $2.2 million. >> the u.s. postal service wasn't asked to appear but a obama administration spokesman said reductions have been wade. >> there has been attention to this matter and a lot of aggressive action to cut back on spending. >> reporter: numbers released to us show they spent $267 million on conferences in 2012. homeland security announced it is releasing immigrants because of the budget crisis, 7 million on
. the u.s. ambassador thanks the turkish people. >> your friendship, your solidarity means a lot to us at times like this. all of us feel we are among friends in a country that is safe for americans and stable. >> the white house said the u.s. will conduct its own investigation into the bombing. >> protesters masked in cairo's square in a scene almost identical to what happened two years ago during the arab spring riots. thousands of egyptians marched and chanted against the rule of president mohammed morsi. they are demanding he prevent the husband list brotherhood from controlling the government. >> santa clara county reports two more deaths because of the flu. we'll tell you about the victims and why it's generating a reaction in the community. >> it was another warm one today. the winds kind of going offshore for a while. you see in the san francisco flag there. the winds are going to change around. that fog return to the coast. how that fog will impact your weekend. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. we
gave way to shock. >> yeah it's pretty crazy. >> man, wow. >> reporter: the u.s. attorney's office released this criminal complaint that describes how the man named matthew aaron laneza of san jose and mesa a arizona tried to blow up a building. he thought he was in connection with al-qaida but he was actually an fbi agent. he expressed the desire for the bomb to bring down the entire bank building. >> that's scary knowing that i bank here all the time. that's scary. >> reporter: he tried to set off a fake bomb this morning and was immediately arrested. >> to hear all that stuff on the other side of the world but now it's coming here more often. it's pretty scary. >> reporter: yaneza is a devout muslim who claimed he was doing this with ala. he claimed that he would dance with joe when the bomb went off. >> you know i don't think there's any question there's a lot of people out there that want to do this type of stuff. that have this as something that they're dedicated to accomplishing. the problem is, doing it. >> reporter: coming up at 6:00, we'll take you inside the building an
from cusco to lima and was last seen january 26th getting into a cab. a check of the u.s. embassy in peru's website shows a security message warning americans of kidnapping threats around cusco. >> what kind of warnings would they see while traveling? they are within the people, not watching the news. >> reporter: the state department put out this poster of the missing couple. >> my greatest hope is they return on schedule, unharmed. >> and the hope is that garrett and jamie are exploring in too remote an area to be able to contact anyone. the bike shop set up a reward fund for the couple's safe return. it's at mechanics bank. so far, they have raised $3000. noelle walker, ktvu channel 2news. >>> a benefit concert is planned for tonight in memory of petaluma college student. the concert celebrates the life of 19-year-old alyssa byrne. byrne died from hypothermia in lake tahoe over the new year's holiday when she walked home alone from a concert. organizers of tonight's event will sell wrist bands that say "always buddy," as a way of reminding people to never leave a buddy behind w
in california. >>> new figures show u.s. deaths in afghanistan are hitting their lowest level. the u.s. lost three soldiers from california last month. the president said american troops will be out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. it could begin as early as the spring. >>> judge said september three is the date for a surgent accused of killing afghanistans last year. he patients -- afghanistans last year. they aring for the death penalty -- asking for the death penalty. >>> google maps includes a tour of trails that grand canyon. today they releases images that map the most popular trails that south rim and other walk ways. in order to obtain the pictures google mounted cameras on hikers. they are hoping to begin gather images of other national parks, and forests. >>> what you felt outside didn't sync up with the calendar. >> it is rough when you get the nice weather because it will get wet and cold and we are not going to be ready for it. feels like april or may. upper 60s. nice run. glad you are enjoying it. but we can't do this much longer without consequence. jet treme is up here. win
through state battles? >>> so did you know your tax dollars bailing out a barbershop at the u.s. capital? poplic records -- public records show taxpayers laid out a million kls to cover the -- dollar oz cover the cost -- dollars to cover the cost. >> reporter: the folks in charge ban you from bringing cameras inside but we dug up one photo. an executive getting a head shave. the hair cuts $27. die job $125. yet the u.s. senate barbershop is financially under water. taxpayers provided a half million dollars to help them pay their bills last year and we provided $300,000 in bail out money in 2011 and 2010. >> it is a luxury. in the basement of the capital, steps away from where senators have their offenses and where lobbyists are working. >> if taxpayers knew all the perqs and they for, they would -- there would be riots in the streets. >> reporter: their own post offices, cafes and they have permission to lease cars and $174,000 a year salaries. why does it cost so much for a barbershop? 10 employees on the payroll, making $81,000 a year. equipment, supplies. still don't expect a financia
on the job. john kerry received a cheering ovation today. he paid tripute to u.s. ambassador chris stevens and trie -- tribute to u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others killed in benghazi last year. >> i pledge to you this, i will not let their bravery be obscured by politics. >> secretary of state john kerry takes over for hillary clinton and he said i have big heels to feel. >>> the government plans to file charges over the mortgage crisis. it involved s&p's ratings. the government said they over rated the debt and helped fuel the financial crisis. they say they didn't do anything wrong. >>> on wall street today stocks had their worst day of the year. the dow is down 129 to 13,880. the nasdaq is down 47 at 3,131. the s&p is down 17 at 1,495. >>> national leaders of the boy scouts are expected to consider dropping their ban on gay members this week. meanwhile they delivered petitions asking the boy scouts to do away with the a ban. last week leaders indicated they might allow each group to decide for itself whether or not to admit gays. >>> first day back to school after the death
. u.s. officials say defense secretary leon panetta is poised to extend some benefits. no final decision has been made on which benefits will be included. but the pentagon is likely to allow same-sex partners to have access to health and wellness programs. the change would come 16 months after the pentagon repealed its ban on openly gay service members. >>> there was a bit of drama today on capitol hill during a hearing on immigration reform. protesters stood in the back of the hearing room and you just heard them there shouting undocumented and unafraid. capital police then led them outside. lawmakers then debated strengthening border security and whether to offer citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants in the u.s. but some members warned against rushing legislation without fixing the problem. >>> the representatives of san jose is a member of the committee that met today. as jaquelin fell reported, he has been leading secret meetings on immigration reform. this is a story you will see only on 2. >> reporter: san jose congresswoman lofgrin has plenty to say publicly
regulated industry, the cruise lines when it comes to u.s. regulations. >> reporter: in fact, if the ship sank property damage is limited to $100 per room and a death is limited to just $60,000. >> we're not compensated for trauma, emotional distress, the breach of the criminal. all of this type of stuff they have contracted away and said i will not be part of a class action suit. i will not go to trial. i will have it arbitrated. >> reporter: how does this play with visitors? >> i don't think there's a good enough deal for me to want to be on a cruise ship. >> i was already discouraged. so absolutely no. >> reporter: one woman was more forgiving. >> you hear a lot about it but it's not like every other cruise ship. >> reporter: in perspective complete fiascoes such as this are relatively rare. >> one of the trapped passengers made it home to northern california today. what surprised her when she finally made it back to dry land. >> students and teachers are mourning the death of a 14-year- old student who was hit and killed by a car yesterday afternoon. police say hasanti white was cross
of damage in the area. >>> the leader of the u.s. armed forces is officially calling it quits. marine general john allen met with president obama to hand over his resignation today. >>> today a federal appeals court said that prisoner that are part of the pagan religion can use a chaplain. catholics, muslims, jewish, profession -- protestants -- have chaplains. >>> u.s. security firm claims that it traced massive number of hacking attacks. hackers in that building have stolen hundreds of information from american corporations, organizations and government agencies. chinese leaders are denying the allegations. they say that china is also a victim of cyber attacks that have originated in the united states. >>> we all know the dangers of lasers pointed at pilots but did you also know that pointing a laser on people on the ground can be very dangerous and cause serious damage. that's happening more than you might think. david stevenson reports. >> reporter: thompson spends long hours in front of a monitor designing computer graphics. thompson and other passengers boarded a smaller sailbo
are celebrate 26 years together next month, just a week before the u.s. supreme court's historic hearing. >> the new york times revealed today that at least 75 high profile republicans are joining together to sign a brief in support of same sex marriage. former republican presidential candidate and former utah governor john huntsman did an about face writing, quote, the party of lincoln should stand with our best tradition of equality and support full civil marriage for all americans. >> justices are bound by the law. yet, the justices are human and influenced by events in politics. i don't think this is outside the realm of things that could have an impact. >> stewart and john say they will be there on the steps of the u.s. supreme court next month for hearings they hope lead to the end of their long struggle for marriage equality. reporting live in san francisco, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> some parents who claim their children racked up hefty bills at the itunes store. in some case children spent $100 on things like in game currency with just one click. apple will hand out
: the u.s. embassy issued warnings about kidnapping threats. family and co-workers are hoping they are in too remote an area to call or e-mail. rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the contra costa county sheriff is looking for a missing man who is concerned at risk. he was last seen february 5 at a hospital in martinez. he hasn't returned to his home and hasn't contacted his family. he does not have his medication. >>> there will soon be hundreds of new domains to rival dot- com. the specific names won't be announced till april. but many will be brand names and reginal monikers. and there will be some generic suffolks. >>> google may find themselves at the center of a violation investigation. they called on the trade commission to act immediately on the most recent allegations of privacy violation. google is accused of sharing users personal information with app developers. they said google has been a serial abuser and suggested they be fined billions of dollars. a spokeswoman said it is fully compliant with the law. >>> some people in oakland called ktvu channel 2 news because
biography -- shot and killed. kyle called himself the most lethal in u.s. history and was outspoken for gun advocacy. >> every shot i took, i felt extremely testified. >> >> reporter: police arrested a former marine who is believed to have left the service in 2010. the sheriff said three men parentally went to the gun range together. after the shooting. he retreated to his sister's house and told her about the incident. she called police and after a short pursuit. he was arrested. chris kyle and chad littlefield were involved in helping veterans with pts different, however, it was uncertain if he were the counselor veteran they were counseling. >> at this point, he hasn't made any comment to law enforcement as to why he did it. >> reporter: travis cox knew both kyle and littlefield and remembered them as men with a vision to help veterans >> i think chris would want to be known as a great family man. more than anything, a good husband and a good father, a good seal. a great american. >> reporter: kyle leaves behind a wife and two children. ktvu channel "2 news." >>> more details on chris ky
in getting our mail delivered on saturday, but that won't be the case for much longer. today the u.s. postal service said is going to stop service on saturday later this summer and our consumer editor is in [indiscernible] tonight tells us some mail will be delivered but some won't. tom? >> reporter: that is exactly right, as of august, think about it. normal mail, letters, bills, magazines will not be arriving to be picked up at your home or business on saturdays. the post office is drowning in a sake of ready has to stop the bleeding. >> the choices to change the service or raise prices on people don't want prices raise so we will make changes to service. >> reporter: it will save $2 billion a year, critical since the postal service lost 16 million last year alone. post offices will be open on saturdays and if you have a po box, you will be able to get your mail delivered to that on saturday. >> not to get letters on saturday would be probably an inconvenience. i am used to getting my mail on saturday. >> reporter: packages will come to your mail on saturdays as well prescriptions and expr
for the u.s. national team, recently he has been playing in england. social media generally praised rogers for his courage in coming out. >>> president obama teed off with tiger woods today. the white house said the two got together at an exclusive golf club on florida's treasure coast. there is no media coverage of today's event. this is video from a previous outing. president obama is spending a long holiday weekend at resort while first lady michelle and their two daughter goes skiing. >>> libya celebrates two years since the end of the gaddafi regime and why the nation's new president says there is still more to be done and a promise he made to militants today. >>> a possible shift in power in syria, the key facilities being attacked by rebels that could give them an advantage against the government. . >>> i pushed him away and that is when he slapped john. >> plus a toddler slapped by a stranger on a plane. but it didn't stop there. we'll hear more from the boy's mother about this attack. . >>> celebrations in libya on this the second anniversary are you of the start of the uprising
. the justice department says armstrong should return tens of millions of the dollars the u.s. postal service invested in him. the lawsuit against armstrong was filed two years ago by former teammate floyd landis. he had his 2006 title taken away because of the doping scandal. >>> some dualing protests in washington as congress prepares to debate sweeping new gun control bills. a few days ago a large group of gun control activists called moms rising scoured the capital. they're pushing for new gun restrictions including better background checks for gun buyers. today it was the gun rights supporters in dc protesting any new restrictions. the black church leaders and civil rights activists say the senator's bill with high powered weapons would infringe on the second amendment. >> i learned how to say no new rules until you learn to enforce the ones we already have. >> the vice president biden also lobbied on gun control this week. he visited newtown connecticut where he proposed stricter backgrounds check for gun buyers. >>> it's being called a day of action. coming up at 6:00 we're going to ta
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